With the 2017 Competitive Wakesurfing season about to begin, the CWSA Team has some important news for all competing athletes. Should you require any further clarification in another language (French, Russian, Spanish) please do not hesitate to contact us.
This announcement presents our newly updated “Competitive Wake Surfing Competition Guidelines”, introduces our new website, and, communicate a change to the World Wake Surfing Championship (WWSC) Qualifying Criteria.
The Competitive Wake Surfing Competition Guidelines is a very comprehensive document that covers safety, competitive equipment, course and competition runs, scoring formats, divisions, and, scoring criteria. We are excited to share this with you as it’s the first of its kind for competitive wake surfing. Please review this document at this link.
This spring we unveiled a newly built website which is more user friendly, aesthetically pleasing, while being robust enough to handle the rapid growth of our ridership and the number of events being held globally.
We are pleased that the 2017 season will see 29 competitions in 9 countries making it the biggest World Series of Wake Surfing yet! Earlier this year we made changes to the event levels and their respective requirements.
These changes helped us add a few exciting new stops in 2017 (Chestermere, Cultus Lake, Korea, Japan, Ukraine and others). The changes were designed to make hosting WRS Qualified events more accessible to new event organizers, and to allow for WRS point inclusion for a larger number of riders.
Previously, only World Series of Wake Surfing events qualified for WRS points, and only World Series of Wake Surfing event qualified competitors to be eligible for an invitation to the World Wake Surfing Championship.
To assist the event organizers in hosting successful events, we initially proposed a new WWSC Qualifying Criteria which required riders to attend a WRS Qualifying Event.
What was not known at the time we proposed the change, was the number of WRS events we would see and their geographic location.
What’s come to light is that we have too few WRS Qualifying events to make this requirement practical for our ridership and event organizers in some geographical areas.
For this reason, a decision was made to make WRS Qualified event attendance an optional requirement for WWSC qualification prior to the start of our 2017 season.
We will still require the same total number of events to be attended by skill level, we are just trying to give some leeway to riders who cannot get to or register for the 1 WRS event if necessary.
The WWSC qualification criteria has been updated on our website here.
If you have questions please let do not hesitate to contact us.
The Competitive Wake Surf Association Team